Waterproofing improvements have been made to the Jackson Street Parking Garage located at 7 Jackson Street. These improvements are the first in a series of a long-range plan to improve the downtown parking facilities. The majority of the long-term improvements will be focused on the Jackson Street Garage and the CBD Garage at 170 Centre Street, both owned by the Malden Redevelopment Authority. The facilities were constructed in the 1980s and originally were the catalyst for economic growth and revitalization in the downtown. There are approximately 1,300 parking spaces between the two facilities. Laz Parking manages the facilities on behalf of the MRA.